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Line-up for the 2020 BTYSTE announced

By December 12, 2019No Comments

Line-up for the 2020 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition announced

  • A host of national and international science shows including Unbelievable Science by Morgan and West, Physics of Breakdancing, Airmazing and World of Robots
  • 550 awe-inspiring student projects on display
  • The Primary Science Fair returns from 9-11th January

Thursday 12th December 2019: The countdown is on to Ireland’s most exciting festival of science and technology, which takes place from 8-11th January at the RDS, Dublin. The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition, now in its 56th year, is a fun-filled spectacle of creativity and inspiration, offering something for people of all ages.

At the heart of the Exhibition are the 1,100 students representing 244 schools across the island of Ireland who will compete for the coveted title of BT Young Scientist & Technologist(s) of the Year 2020.

In addition to the 550 exhibiting projects, there is a thrilling line-up of science shows guaranteed to blow the mind including:

  • Morgan & Wests Unbelievable Science – a captivating show filled with phenomenal thrills, chemical spills and a risk assessment that gives their stage manager chills
  • Airmazing, a fast paced, interactive show exploring the existence, composition and springiness of the air
  • “Physics of Breakdancing”, where science and dance collide in a high energy fusion of physics and breakdancing,
  • 3D-Space Challenges & Exploration”, a show that examines space hazards and how to overcome them – immerse yourself in this heart thumping 3D experience!
  • World of Robots –They’re back by popular demand for 2020! They clash, spin and flip. Sparks will fly in this ultimate action-packed family show

Mari Cahalane head of BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition said: “We have a fantastic line-up of shows and exhibits this January as we celebrate the 56th annual BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition.  With over 50,000 visitors expected across the three public days of the Exhibition we’d encourage everyone interested in coming along to book their tickets early to avoid disappointment.  

There is no better way to kick start the New Year than to take a look at the future of science and technology and immerse yourselves in the creative projects that will be on display that week. It’s a family event, with something for all ages to be inspired by.”

In addition to the core Exhibition, the Primary Science Fair will also take place at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition from the 9th -11th January 2020. The Primary Science Fair has been an exciting part of the internationally renowned BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition for over 16 years and continues to play a pivotal role in the primary academic calendar in Ireland. The Fair is designed to instil an early love of science and discovery in primary school students across Ireland.

Tickets for the 2020 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition are on sale now at www.btyoungscientist.com. For more information on this fantastic family event, visit www.btyoungscientist.com, or follow @BTYSTE on FacebookInstagramTwitterYouTube or Snapchat (username: BTYSTE).



Contact Details:

Karl Picard, Hanover Communications – 085 814 6576 / kpicard@hanovercomms.com
Catherine Dunne, Hanover Communications – 086 400 2985 / cdunne@hanovercomms.com


About the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (#BTYSTE):

The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition is much more than a competition – it is the experience of a lifetime for the students and teachers who take part. Designed to raise schools’ engagement in the critical subjects of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), the Exhibition calls upon students aged 12-19 years from all over the island of Ireland to showcase innovative science and technology projects to approx. 50,000 visitors each year. The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition is supported by several valued partners including the Department of Education & Skills, Analog Devices, CISC, Perrigo, RTE and the Department of Education, Northern Ireland. Learn more at www.btyoungscientist.com.


About The Primary Science Fair:

The Primary Science Fair, founded in 2003, will take place at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition from the 9th-11th January 2020. Bringing together inquiring minds from primary schools across the country, The Primary Science Fair will give young students the chance to discover and learn about the possibilities of science, technology, engineering and maths by working on their own projects in a non-competitive environment. The Primary Science Fair supports the curriculum and gives these students a platform to learn more about the scientific method and showcase their hard work on a national stage. The aim of the event is to foster a love of science early, and help students develop their math and science skills.

About BT:

BT’s purpose is to use the power of communications to make a better world. It is one of the world’s leading providers of communications services and solutions, serving customers in 180 countries. Its principal activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to its customers for use at home, at work and on the move; broadband, TV and internet products and services; and converged fixed-mobile products and services.  BT consists of four customer-facing units: Consumer, Enterprise, Global and Openreach.

For the year ended 31 March 2019, BT Group’s reported revenue was £23,428m with reported profit before taxation of £2,666m.

British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a fully owned subsidiary of BT Group plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group. BT Group plc is listed on the London stock exchange.


For more information, visit www.btplc.com

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